Petersburg, Va
Sept 18 the 1864
My Deare Mother,
I received your kind letter
last Night. I was veary happy to
here from you for I had not heard
from you in Some time. Deare
Mother I was veary Sorry to here
that you had chills very Night. But
I hope that you not hav them any
longer, Mother I hav no news of any
importance to Write you, only General
Hampton and his Brigad of Cavalry
Captured five hunard yankees.
and two thousand and four hun-
derd and Eighty four Cattle. Eighty five
Mules and Eight Wagons yesterday
Morning, Mother you wanted to know
if it Was so a bout David Williams,
It is the truth he is now in prisson
in Petersburg. for desirtion he
Will hav his trial in a few days
But Will not hurt him I
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dont think, Mother when you kill
your Cow if I was in your place
I would not Sell one pound of it.
Salt it upt for you Self and no
Boddy Else, Mother I cant get no[??]
[?????????] to send you, But I hope that
I Shall get Some in a Short time from
now I will Send you as sone as I
can git some. Giv my lov to Joel
and all the family also to Cousin Elly
and family also to Henry and his
family and tell them all that I
want to see them all one more time
[??????????????????????????] [1]
Mother thies few lines leaves
mee in good helth at present. And
I hope that they may reach and
find you enjoying the Best of
helth I must close Nothing more
at present, Only I Remaine yours
as ever I will Write again in a few
days I [??????????????????]
sone Edgar Smithwick

  1. fold in page and faded ink obscure the writing
September 18, 1864


Co. H, 61st North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


Residence (County): 
Martin County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
November, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2010

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